Number of working poor families grows as wealth gap widens

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tmc wrote:

Get used to it.
As more and more people compete for less and less jobs, wages will go down and social safety nets must improve. This is a part of the global economy evening things out across the globe. At this moment in time, to a small portion of the world (the US middle class) it looks like a “working poor” situation. But really it is that “transference of wealth” that everyone was ranting about. Not to the rich, but to the very poor around the world. It has been working. A billion people are far better off now than they were just one generation or twenty years ago. This paradigm shift will continue, so we should look for new ways to adapt long term and improvise in the short term (as any good Marine would do).

Jan 15, 2013 8:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
jrj906202 wrote:

I wonder how far America has to fall before we accept that we can’t continue to cruise along,believing we live in the “richest country in the world” and our kids don’t have to study hard,like most Asians do.That we can overpay for simple work and expect to compete with hungrier, foreign countries.The problem isn’t too many rich people.The problem it too many middle and lower class people,living on cruise control, not willing to do what’s necessary to get ahead.

Jan 15, 2013 12:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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